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Churches on the Central Coast continued their Easter week celebrations, with several events marking Good Friday.

At St. Mary of the Assumption School, students performed the Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoon. 

More than 20 students played Jesus, Mary, Roman soldiers and other prominent figures while other children sang songs.  

The students re-enacted the 14 Stations of the Cross, which depict Jesus Christ's trial, suffering and death during his last days.  

In northwest Santa Maria late Friday afternoon, high schoolers and others re-enacted the Stations of the Cross, taking to the streets around St. John Neumann Catholic Church. 

The youth members, representing Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria high schools plus El Camino Junior High School, led the procession as it traveled through the neighborhood.

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The Passion play is a traditional Lenten observation in many Christian religions.

Elsewhere in Santa Maria, Salvation Army representatives carried a replica cross for several blocks Friday to re-create Jesus’ final steps.

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